The Girl Got Hot


  • This high school reunion snapshot was written by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo with the album's co-producer Butch Walker. Rhythm guitarist Brian Bell told MTV News that both Walker and the album's other co-producer, Garrett "Jacknife" Lee had powerful, positive and very different impacts on the album's sound. He explained: "I could see us continuing to work with Butch in the future... he brought it back around to Weezer rock music and us playing together as a band."
  • The song is built around the drum loop from Gary Glitter's "Rock And Roll Part 2."
  • Cuomo described this to Billboard magazine as a "kind of a witty, party jam."
  • Butch Walker lives just down the street from Cuomo in Los Angeles. "I walked over to his house and we started talking about high school reunions," Walker recalled to Billboard magazine. "We looped the idea back and forth on the guitar for a few hours and came up with 'The Girl Got Hot.'"


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Tony Joe White

Tony Joe WhiteSongwriter Interviews

The writer of "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie" explains how he cooks up his Louisiana swamp rock.

Laura Nyro

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.

Michael Franti

Michael FrantiSongwriter Interviews

Franti tells the story behind his hit "Say Hey (I Love You)" and explains why yoga is an integral part of his lifestyle and his Soulshine tour.

Jello Biafra

Jello BiafraSongwriter Interviews

The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.

Amy Lee of Evanescence

Amy Lee of EvanescenceSongwriter Interviews

The Evanescence frontwoman on the songs that have shifted meaning and her foray into kids' music.

Janis Ian

Janis IanSongwriter Interviews

One of the first successful female singer-songwriters, Janis had her first hit in 1967 at age 15.